This wonderful 85 watt/channel integrated amp includes phono stage, the balanced option ($1500 cost) and a Signature Upgrade by The Upgrade Company, which radically improved the sound (primarily by lowering background noise) at an additional cost of $1400. Rated 8 just for age, to me this looks like new. Unit is currently tubed with Gold Lion power tools and a mix of current and NOS preamp tubes (and a few extras thrown in), but roll your own. I am original owner in a pet-free, smoke-free home.
"VAC’s most affordable and compact music solution
is a full-integrated amplifier, with 85-watt/channel power amplifier, true
triode tube line control amplifier, and triode moving magnet phono stage.
Flexibility is ensured by standard remote control, home theater input,
preamplifier outputs, and optional MC and balanced inputs. If sound quality and
simplicity are the priorities, this exceptionally musical amplifier is the
"Quality is held to VAC’s high standards, with great care
taken in combining all of the elements of separate components into a single,
well integrated package. Of particular essence is the presence of a true line
stage (with optional balanced inputs), and a proper volume control (not a
digital or VCA control on a microchip as is the modern fashion)." (from the VAC website).
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